March 18 - 21 • Hyatt Regency Albuquerque • Albuquerque, NM

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Student Chairs
Faculty Moderators

Faculty Moderators

Where chairs introduce each session and its participants, faculty moderators are responsible for leading the Q & A at the end of the sessions. The moderators' tasks look very much like the work they do in the classroom: fostering discussion, encouraging participation, asking questions that lead writers to understand greater truths about the texts they have read. Yet moderators allow students (both those in the audience and the presenters—whom they should encourage to ask questions of each other) to dictate the direction of the discussion. Because sessions are limited to 75 minutes, moderators also keep time, so that no participant exceeds the 15-minute time limit.

Well before your presentation, check the location for your session. Changes to the schedule will be posted on the bulletin board near the registration table.


A Reminder to All Attendees

If you must leave a session before its conclusion, do not enter or exit a room while a presenter is at the podium; wait until the applause between presenters for your cue to leave or enter.

Strategies for Constructing Discussion Questions